Charlie and Lola, first seen in I Will Not Ever NEVER Eat a Tomato, are set to be stars of the screen and page. A major animation acquisition for the BBC and first airing on prime time children's TV in October 2005, Charlie and Lola are set for superstardom! Lola loves dogs. So when Charlie takes Lola and her friend Lotta to the park with his friend Marv and Marv's dog Sizzles, Lola is thrilled. Marv lets her and Lotta look after Sizzles on the promise that they don't let him off the lead. But Lola and Lotta are so over-excited that, of course, they let Sizzles go and then have a panicky search for him all round the park. Imagine their relief when Sizzles appears until he's followed by an identical dog. They know that Sizzles is extremely very clever and so can tell which dog is the right Sizzles - he's the one that he sits down when they tell him. Yet another crisis averted for Lola!
Lauren Child is the multi-talented prize-winning creator of the characters Charlie and Lola, Clarice Bean and Hubert Horatio Bobton-Trent. She has won the Smarties Gold Award, Smarties Bronze Award, Kate Greenaway Medal and been shortlisted for the Children s Book of the Year at the British Book Awards. Lauren lives in London.